Thursday, February 19, 2009

Confectioner's Skirt

I made a wool skirt, as plain as a pound cake. Then I thought about that trim I had, chiffon roses mounted on a strip of netting. It was the work of five minutes to sew it around the hem.


To really make my teeth ache, I added a thrifted cotton sweater.


44 comments:

Paula said...

If I could only sew. That dress makes me want to drool. Sorry about the mess. :) I can't wait to see what is next.

Connie said...

So pretty ...

Paula said...

Sorry, I know it's a skirt. I still love it.

Tracy said...

That trim is dreamy.

Michele said...

Oh, goodness! Now that is SWEET!

A. said...

Love it! Makes me hungry for Spring. I think Boden has a skirt with a similar trim, but it doesn't come in sweet, floaty cotton candy :)

Allison

Rose said...

Anna you are one of the people whose example has encouraged me to learn to sew. I look forward to the day I can sew anything in five minutes. :)

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, that is a beauty! It says 'soft and feminine' all over!

JMS said...

Its gorgeous! I wonder if the children will say that you look like a dusty pink rose in that outfit, as compared with the daffodil.

Tracey said...

Anna,, simply beautiful and elegant. I love the colors and the smallest of details.

Very Verdant said...

Once again you amze me with beautiful simplicity. Love it!!! Want it!!! Beautiful church going skirt...

An Adventurer in the World said...

THAT is beautiful. Would love to feel the wool.

deb meyers

Kelly said...

oh, this makes me think of spring!

Ms. Dale said...

Yes, truly a breath of Spring!!
And its 25 out my window here in the
deep deep South!

Jill said...

LOVELY!

Lisateresa said...

Oh, that's so pretty. I was just thinking of making a spring-colored skirt for Easter, but I never think of wool. The dry cleaning costs put me off.

Anna said...

I've made several wool garments this winter, and I'm washing all of them in the machine on delicate. This skirt has already gone through, even with the trim. No nasty dry cleaning!

The Quiet Life said...

Love it!

Lisateresa said...

Wowee, Anna! I'm buying some wool!

Mrs. H. said...

Now all you need is a frozen lake to skate upon!

It is a lovely skirt.

Sherry said...

Anna, it is beautiful. You are an inspiration.

Nadja Magdalena said...

That is gorgeous. You really have an incredible sense of style...

Christy said...

That's so gorgeous. I love that trim!

Becky said...

It looks delicious!

Cheri said...

::gasps:: I love it! It's beautiful! Did you made the chiffon roses?

Debra said...

I love it!! Absolutely adorable!

Della said...

If it ain't pink, it ain't worth puttin' on is what I say. I love it! Gives me inspiration for Easter Sunday duds. I love your blog, it inspires me!

Margo said...

oh, MUST wear some pink! Thanks for the inspiration. I adore shades of one color together!

Gombojav Tribe said...

That is so sugary!!! I love it!

Heather said...

Very very sweet Anna - simply beautiful!

The Crazy Bus said...

Oh My Goodness! I absolutely love it!!

*Michigan Momma* said...

You said it was a basic wool skirt - did you use a pattern for the skirt? It looks like a basic A-line, right? Yet, for a novice like myself, I would need a pattern even for something as basic as an A-line skirt.

Any help on the pattern?
Thanks Anna~
Lori

Anna Kristine said...

Mmmm....that's yummy enough to be worn by Marie Antoinette. Such a clever way to pretty up a skirt. So beautiful! :)

debbie bailey said...

That is such a cute outfit! It'll look great on you. I'm sighing too, like Daisy!

Pam said...

Just beautiful! Post a picture modeling it! Share the pattern number and be a trend-setter! I bet you'd have 34 women (the comment count so far) try to make it too! :>

nytesong said...

Sugary sweet it may be but I love it. It's beautiful and so feminine.

suzann said...

JoAnn Fabrics in our town doesn't carry any wool fabrics. I was able to thrift a beautiful wool tweed skirt from a church clothing shop, and cut it down to a manageable length, and love it. You are showing me what can be done with thrift store clothing.a

Anna said...

The pattern is Vogue 7341--not sure if it's still in print, but it's my go-to skirt pattern in three fulnesses. The trim was purchased at Hobby Lobby by the yard--I've seen it in pink and chocolate brown. Brilliant on the thrifted skirt idea! I've got some projects like that to post soon myself!

Courtney's Musings said...

What a beautiful skirt Anna! The trim is gorgeous with it!

Jo-snazz said...

What pattern did you use for the skirt?

~Joanna

Rona's Home Page said...

It reminds me of cotton candy.

Alexandra said...

How froufy and feminine!!!! I LOVE it!!!

The Jersey Homesteader said...

I love that skirt. I love detail in sewing. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous skirt.

Sonya - Australia

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